Monthly Archives: January 2011

SAG Harbor

The Golden Globe Awards, which air on NBC, get more attention than they deserve. The Screen Actors Guild Awards, which aired Sunday night on TBS and TNT, deserve more attention than they get. Many of the SAG members also vote … Continue reading

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Snake Charmers

Watching “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid” on Saturday night brought to mind a pressing question. Which looks less natural, the atrocious CGI or Tiffany’s hair color? The movie is laughably bad. Or you could say laughably good. They seemed to spend … Continue reading

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Pennsyl-Maine-ia

People in Pennsylvania are unhappy about plans to make Whoopie Pies the official dessert of Maine. They claim the sweet treat originated with the Amish in the Keystone State, not the lobstermen in Vacationland. Whoopie Pies are like an inside-out … Continue reading

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What? Why?

The Boston Beaneaters sound like the punchline for a flatulence joke. Thanks to my vanity Google Alert, I learned yesterday that the Boston Beaneaters were a Major League Baseball team from 1883 to 1906. They had a player named Frank … Continue reading

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Qu’est-ce Que C’est

Talking Heads didn’t yet have a greatest hits album back in the days when I got promo copies of their catalog. I remember thinking that I liked only one song on each CD. In each case, my favorite was the … Continue reading

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Wine and Knees

“Dinner with the Bone Doctor” sold out ten days prior to Monday night’s event. It was the second time that forensic fans filled Echo Bistro & Wine Bar in Bearden to hear Dr. Bill Bass speak while they ate. The … Continue reading

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Poe Folks

“Steaks on the table at 7:30!” I can still hear Bobby Poe Sr. make that  announcement at his annual convention. I was saddened to learn that Bobby died on Saturday at age 77. Bobby Jr. has posted his dad’s life … Continue reading

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The Ideal Brain Tonic

It was difficult to take a picture of the image that was only on our screen for a split second during a commercial in the AFC Championship game. Now that my wife and I have captured a slightly blurry photo … Continue reading

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Show Me the Funny

Kathleen Madigan is complimented when people think she looks like an older Emma Stone. The same thought crossed my mind while watching and laughing at “Gone Madigan” on Showtime. The video was released this month on DVD and the audio … Continue reading

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Spaced Out

Part of the fun of road trips for me is stopping off at convenience stores along the way. I like spotting new and unusual items. Last weekend on the way home from St. Louis, I saw something for wannabe astronauts … Continue reading

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Head Lines

The package from Fox looked ominous. The labels “Property of Walter Bishop” and “This Side Up” immediately had me thinking the box contained a replica of a human head. After all, the network once sent me an awesome replica of … Continue reading

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Collaborate and Listen

One of the suggestions during this week’s Einstein Simplified show was “world’s worst ice sculptor.” While pantomiming some jokes onstage, my mind went to the actual ice carvings I saw on Sunday night in St. Louis. The creations were still … Continue reading

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The Fountaineer

After hearing a gospel reading about John the Baptist, we weren’t ready to dine on locusts but we did dine on Locust Street. The Fountain on Locust got on my radar when it won the America’s Best Restroom contest last … Continue reading

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Pappy Meal

There are so many food shows on Travel Channel and so many travel shows on Food Network that it can be difficult to remember which channel you’re watching.  During a “Man v. Food” marathon on Travel Channel, I set my … Continue reading

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